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At 11:01pm on January 12, 2015, Alastair Macdonald said…

Dear Amy

Thanks for your encouragement!  I think that I will attempt my first effort at an ethics cafe in mid February. The participants will be young doctors in the first couple of years following graduation. Hitherto I have been more traditional in my ethics teaching,  but being a bit of a revolutionary at heart ( a child of the 60s) it's time to break free and have some fun and possibly end up imparting some useful ethical framework for these young docs.


Kind regards



At 10:10am on January 11, 2015, cathrin Frisemo said…

Hello Amy! Thank you and great to be here! I can´t understand how I have missed out on this great idea! Thrilled and excited to see where this will take me! Njoy! :-)

At 8:00am on January 5, 2015, Susan Sandler said…

Amy, I would love to learn how to design and facilitate virtual cafes like the one you and your colleagues just did.  Any recommendations about how I might go about this?

At 4:04pm on December 29, 2014, Linda Sechrist said…
I will do that. I'll be going through my files over the next few days.
At 8:49pm on December 27, 2014, Linda Sechrist said…
It's always nice to put a name together with a face, especially when it's a smiling one. I'll look through my photos and see if I can find a current one to add to my profile.
At 12:25pm on November 24, 2014, Nancy Fry said…

Thanks Amy! I like that a lot. Sometimes it's right in front of your face....

At 8:14am on November 24, 2014, Nancy Fry said…

Hi Amy,

Thank you so much for all your insights and suggestions. I should have shared my purpose of this series which is to ultimately look for solutions to this problem and provide people with strategies and tools that they can take back to their workplace. In this first cafe, I was wanting to get a picture of what a bully-free environment would look like (we have an accepted definition of bullying so we all start from the same point). We would then build solutions and tools from this vision. Participants in prior cafes will continue to receive updated information. I will clarify all this and post to the Needs Forum.

I agree with making the question personal. My team and I will give that more thought. Thanks again!

At 9:17am on November 20, 2014, Nancy Fry said…

Hi Amy

I am hosting my first Cafe soon called The Workplace Bullying Cafe. My intent is to host a series of these Cafes. Would really appreciate your feedback on my Question which is as follow:

Agreeing that workplace bullying behaviors are wrong, what are right behaviors?

Thanks so much for your help!


At 7:45pm on November 17, 2014, Katya L. said…

Thank you for your welcome message! I look forward to getting to know this community. In the meantime, I will read more about it in the Orientation section, like you recommended. 

At 12:19am on November 6, 2014, Peter Jetter said…

Hello Amy,

among other things, i consult/coach people in Agile Transformations. OpenSpace established itself as a valuable format for larger corporate meetings within Agile community.

We started to use it also in non-corporate communities after having talks or coaching sessions to discuss the experience and emerge focus points, which often become topics for future sessions. 

Based on my small experience with world cafe, it seems good for creating common understanding and shared visions/ideals. I am not so sure on it´s effectiveness to change behaviours.



At 7:24am on November 4, 2014, Nancy Fry said…

Thank you for your welcome and words of wisdom! I am excited about using this process in my work to eliminating workplace bullying. I plan to host my first event in early December - What is one thing you wish you had known before hosting your own first event?

At 11:43am on October 30, 2014, joanne "Joni" Warner said…


1.  thank you for your warm welcoming.

2.  Regarding my work.  I would say it is evolving.  I hold an MFA in Educational Theatre.  My focus has been using drama as a tool for integrating critical thinking and creative problem solving into educational curriculums.  Two years ago I was blessed to train at Trinity College in Dublin.  I learned that much of what I do is directly connected to the Drama in Education initiatives in the UK and Ireland.  That being said, I am keenly interested in using drama, story, and the arts for community engagement and revitalization.  I am current ast. prof. of theatre and the arts engagement coordinator.  I find myself in the process "what's next"??  I am working with a variety of community agencies and planning to develop some story circles very soon.  I am interested in story (and arts) as a catalyst for change as well as a way to allow people to share and connect.  I hope to do this through 1. Our Town's Stories Project (I gained some insight into this when I visited Vermont and connected with a Heart and Sole project with the Orton Foundation) 2. Transformational Language Arts 3. I am becoming a certified "muse facilitator" and 4. Lenawee Out Loud - A monthly storytelling event held throughout the county - I am in preparation of launching this ASAP.  I have decided that I need to just jump in with the idea of story and mull around in the process.  I connected with Satori Shakur from Detroit (Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers) and she said -- GFI!!   So, short story made long (lol)..........   here I am on your page, making connections, and figuring it out!!   Cheers!!  Joni  BTW:  I teach/work in Adrian Michigan and live in the beautiful Irish Hills.  Exhausted yet?? 

At 3:59am on October 24, 2014, Tatiana Livramento said…

It's my pleasure to be accepted. Thanks for welcoming.

At 8:32am on October 23, 2014, Carolina Castanos said…

Thank you Amy,  I look forward to some good conversations and exchange of ideas!

At 1:42pm on October 21, 2014, Marsha Lee Baker said…

Hi Amy,

I've had participants in master's level graduate seminars host World Cafes as part of their course work (also did it once with an undergraduate group).  One of my current students, Elizabeth Nissly, joined this WC online community earlier in semester. I was thrilled, as she was, to learn some World Café work is going on in Burnsville, NC, now.  Eager to learn more.  Peaceably, Marsha Lee (Baker)

At 12:04pm on October 15, 2014, Juan Felipe Jaramillo Gartner said…

Thank you very much, Amy!

At 4:50pm on October 7, 2014, Vit. Libranovski said…

Thank you for your welcome Amy, it's my pleasure to be in this community. 

At 7:52am on September 29, 2014, Derrick Grootboom said…

Thanks Amy for the welcome and offer. I will definitely call on your help. Kind regards. 

At 2:41pm on September 24, 2014, Juliana Diaz said…

Hi Amy,

Thank you for your welcome!



At 10:21am on September 23, 2014, Corina Trofim said…

Hi Amy,

Thank you for the warm welcome! We'll update our site in english.


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